(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Dec. 14, 2018 - For the 10th year, one of the Oklahoma City metro's most spectacular Christmas displays will collect donations and food for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
The Downs Family Christmas Light Ministry in Norman features more than 18 miles of light strands to create a show synchronized to holiday music. The annual show runs 6 p.m. to midnight through Jan. 1.
The show has provided more than 1.8 million meals for chronically hungry Oklahomans since they began collecting donations in 2008. In 2017 alone, the show raised $38,649 and 6,250 pounds of food.
"Cold temperatures can force families to choose between paying their utility bills and putting food on the table," said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. "The generosity of the Downs Family, and their guests, help Oklahomans during one of the toughest times of the year."
Oklahoma is the sixth hungriest state in the nation with one in six residents in need of food assistance. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on limited incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. Through Jan. 15 your donations to the Regional Food Bank are matched, thanks to a gift from APMEX.com, the Cresap Family Foundation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation. You can donate at rfbo.org/give or call 405-600-3136.
The Downs Family Show is located at 2900 72nd Ave SE in Norman. Learn more about the show at downsfamilychristmas.com.